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the irs is asking is are these committees and organizations that are applying to less to political? if they are they should register under section 527 to social welfare organizations and charities are not supposed to be shadow political parties. they are not supposed the shatt a political action committees or candidate committees. they are supposed to exist for the advancement of social welfare. they are allowed to do lobbying. they are allowed to express advocacy. but there must be a limited mount of their budget and time and resources and the irs is also asking whether or not these groups are set up for private benefit. they do not want a charity to be masquerading as a tax-exempt organization when it is not benefiting the general public but a private entity. host: to help our audience understand this more we have some information regarding 501(c)4. they do not have to pay taxes on their revenue nor publicly disclose donors and typically said the leagues, social welfare groups, or local associations. some examples include the nra r the sierra club. does the tea party fit in with
controversy over irs targets of conservative dproups a as more and more religious organizations are claiming they, too, were subjected to intense scrutiny by the taxman. good morning, i'm jamie colby and it is great to have you. kelly, it's great to have you too. >> kelly: i am kelly wright. welcome to news headquarters. they are set to grill a top irs watchdog as a focus and intensity of the investigation ramps up. now, these new complaints from religious groups are getting quite serious attention. elizabeth pranm has who are details on on this. >> reporter: among the claims the irs says conservative groups or patriots in their titles while applying for tax exempt status. agency may have paid specific attention to religious organizations. according to religion news service, biblical recorder a baptist news and billy graham organization was targeted back in 2012 and catholic league says it was targeted after the 2008 election. at the time the irs claimed that intervened in the political campaign. the catholics united education fund claims it languished for years before the registration was a
dagen: thank you, stuart. a history of how well the irs has been used for political purposes. connell: good morning, everybody. i am connell mcshane. dagen: we learn more about the targeting of conservative groups. pressure mounting on the white house to act. connell: bernanke showing us the exit. new details on the feds plan to stop pumping money into the economy. dagen: president obama hosting britain's prime minister. we will take you there live. connell: k.t. mcfarland is just back from china where she retraced the steps of president nixon's visits. that is just ahead on markets now. ♪ connell: we will be all over this irs story. connell: we cannot forget that she is the tax reporter for years. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: we of gains. we have retail sales numbers that are better than expected. you are seeing a little bit of a pullback. the dow jones industrials down about 36 points right now. the tech heavy nasdaq is virtually flat right now. when you look at the dow jones industrial component, and intel and alcoa are the top. toyota motor,
minutes after the hour. yes, indeed, i want the i.r.s. to be tough. i want the i.r.s. to go after tax cheats. i would suggest the i.r.s. might want to start with the companies that take jobs overseas then don't pay tacks on the profits they're making overseas. i would like to start with the oil companies and the big cruise lines and the big banks that are recording record profits and not paying any on profits. the way they're doing it. going after these -- conservative right wing political organizations. some of whom may deserve -- but making that their sole purpose going after groups that have constitution somewhere in their title or -- they just -- there's no defending it. there's just no defending it. >> we're on twitter at bpshow. you can find us there. rahm says the i.r.s. is out of line. but so are the tax-exempt statuses where are the whistle-blowers for that nonsense? >> bill: i agree. you can't target one side of the political aisle. >> dynamite guy says maybe the tea baggers should quit with all of the anti-tax, anti-government talk. what did they expect? >> bill: anti-tax t
to do it for me. make it a great day. >> a fox news alert on a new bombshell in the irs scandal as a top government watchdog official reveals that members of the obama administration were aware of the tax agency's inappropriate auditing of conservative political groups as early as june of last year. right in the heat of the 2012 election season. hello, everyone. i'm kelly wright. >> what a week, kelly. big story and there is so much more. hi, everybody. i'm jamie colby. we welcome you to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. kelly referring, treasury inspector general jay russell george testified during yesterday's first congressional hearing into that scandal, saying specifically that he alerted senior officials at the treasury department about what was going on. >> i subsequently alerted the general counsel of the department of the treasury on june 4 and subsequently, and i do not have the exact date -- alerted the deputy secretary, neil wollen, about this matter. >> those are just the latest revelations, raising more questions about what the obama administration knew ab
of points here, one, he's seen as out there responding to these controversies especially the irs. quickly he's showing outrage, continuing with his job. remember, president clinton maintained an approval above 50% throughout the monica lewinsky scan d.a. daal chlt /* /- scandal. republicans very critical, democrats supportive, independents divided. people are still reflecting what we saw before the controversies. >> that's kind of unsurprising that republicans would be more upset about it. so we've had a little more than a week of the news about the irs, specifically when asked about the irs, what does this poll show about the president's handling of it? >> the big question we asked first was do people believe what the president said about the controversy? and we found most do. more than six in ten say what president obama said about the matter has been completely or mostly true. and a majority 55% say the irs acted on its own with 37% saying senior white house officials ordered the irs to target the tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny. again, that's good news for the
is likely to be the issue of the i.r.s. admitting it paid particularly close attention some conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. the other is the justice department's secret subpoena of "the associated press"'s phone records over the course of two months. as for the latter, holder claims he recused himself from the national security leak investigation that led the d.o.j. to ask for the a.p. a calls. the government is looking into what may have leaked information pertaining to a foiled terrorist plot that the a.p. reported back in may of 2012. holder said it was out of an abundance of caution because of his frequent contact with the media. however he did categorize the national security leak as one of the most serious he's ever seen. as you for the i.r.s.'s poor decision make, holder said he is launching an investigation into what happened and whether or not there are any criminal violations but an i.r.s. inspector general report says the agency's behavior was incompetent but not malicious and not politically motivated. the report says the white house was not involved in
that the i.r.s. is not corrupt. but the subtext of that is you're saying, look, we're just incompetent. >> my question is who's going to jail over this scandal? >> this is absolutely an over-reach and this is an outrage for all america. >> this is absolutely not illegal. >> it's not illegal what the i.r.s. has done? >> schieffer: among those who claimed not to know about it is the president. now he's angry, too. >> it's unexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i'm angry about it. i'm outraged with this. >> schieffer: he should be because there is a storm brewing over the handling of the i.r.s. case, the attacks in benghazi, and the f.b.i. investigation of leaks at the associated press. the white house is sending out senior adviser dan pfeiffer to explain. we'll also hear from two key republicans, texas senator john cornyn, number two in the senate republican leadership. and congressman jason chaffetz. did the justice department overreach when is seized phone records of scores of associated press reporters? we'll get the ap's side from their top executive, gary pruitt. plus
. there are new demands for congressional investigations into two explosive and developing stories today. the irs, targeting conservative groups, leading up to the 2012 general election. and new questions over the obama administration's handling of the benghazi attack. we first start this morning with benghazi. you know, after hearings last week, lawmakers are speaking out, focusing on a string of emails that seem to suggest there were a lot more changes in the initial official story than first thought. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: hi, everybody. happy mothers day. press secretary jay carney took some serious heat this week -- a lot of people did on the issue, from white house reporters. this was on friday. >> eric: absolutely. but now a growing number of lawmakers are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a select committee to investigate the benghazi attack. steve centanni is live in washington with the latest on that. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, eric. plenty of friction on the sunday talk shows, on the reve
was done a.p. duped over the edits and everybody is angry over the irs. >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. fortunately a special report online starts right now. >> shepard: big news out of washington in 45 seconds. but, first, facing death. the convicted murderer jodi arias is now one step closer to dying for her crime. a short time ago a jury in arizona found that jodi arias is, in fact, eligible for the death penalty. that jury found areas acted with extreme cruelty when she shot her ex-boyfriend, slit his throat ear to ear and stabbed him 27 times. just watch as she sat stone-faced in court as she learned she could face lethal injection. >> we the jury duly emand and sworn upon our action upon oaths find that the factor especially cruel has been proven signed foreperson. >> shepard: you may remember just after her conviction jodi arias said she wanted to die that death would come as a relief. much more on the jury's ruling and what's next for the convicted killer coming up inside fox rep
. >> gregg: turning now to the thickening clouds of controversy surrounding the irs in the wake of the admission of targeting conservative political groups. the question everybody is asking now, how far up did this thing go? this after the treasury department, inspector general revealed in hearings this week that the administration was informed during the heat of the 2012 presidential campaign. the administration insisting, though, that the president himself knew nothing about it. that is doing little to dispel the shadow of scandal. peter? >> reporter: gregg, now the white house is saying those irs guidelines that unfairly targeted conservative groups were not put in place for political reasons. sunday advisor said this morning when it comes to the outrageous behavior of the irs, the law is irrelevant. >> whether it's legal or illegal is not important to the fact the conduct, department of justice said they are looking into the legality of this. president is not going waited for that. we have to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: he took on to his official twitter
. you are watching msnbc. >>> the ben plaza guy won't go awake the irs targeted conservative groups, it is not clear whether the workers were malicious or lazy, but politically, one thing is for certain, it has been arguably the worst week ever for the obama administration. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> you didn't mention targeting based on ideology. you didn't mention targeting based on buzzwords like tea party or patriots or 912. you knew that but didn't men that to the committee. do you not think that is a very incomplete answer? >> i answered the question truthful truthfully. >> will this serve as rallying cry for the tea party? >>> a federal investigation is now under way after two packed commuter trains in connecticut collided during friday evening's rush hour. connecticut's governor updated that situation a short time ago. we will get a live report. >>> plus, power fever. >> give back to the community. vacation, of course. >>
admission adding to the growing fallout over irs's admitted targeting of conservative groups. new congressional testimony revealing that members of the obama administration may have known about the inappropriate auditing as early as june of last year, which is during the 2012 election season. hello, everybody. i'm arthel neville. good to see you. welcome to a brand-new hour of inside america's news headquarters and glad to have you here. >> it is. i'm gregg jarrett in for rick folbaum. the new developments coming as we learn that an irs official in charge of the time responsible for the agency's implementation of the president's health care law. medical is live in washington with more. hi. molly. >> hi. republicans are raising questions about sarah hall ingram, who is now in charge of the irs's obamacare division. but she has been the head of the tax exempt office, while some of this targeting of conservative groups was going on. now that she'll lead the irs and monitoring everybody's health insurance and the new taxes and the new fines associated with obamacare, some on the gop a
in connecticut straight ahead. >> plus, a heated hearing on the irs scandal. who is responsible for targeting these individuals? >> i don't have names for you, mr. brady. i'm willing to try to find that out. >> the outgoing irs chief refuses to name names. why can't the administration find knows who are to blame for targeting the president's political enemies. that's coming up. >> they always say a bird in the hand is worth something. well, take a look at this video. >> get a mike. >> oh my god. [ laughter ] >> come on. that guy is my hero. a bird caught bear handed with the pastor with the golden grip. he joins us live. >> i like his response. >> i got this bird. >> "fox & friends" hour one starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> good morning, again, everyone. we the want to start with the fox news alert. it was a chaotic scene on the rails two. trains packed with commuters coming home on a friday night. collided right on the track in connecticut during last night's evening rush hour. 60 people were taken to the hospital and at least five this morning have critical injuries. >> pictures you are looking
begins at 3:00 i max baucus has directed to the news that the irs has been targeting conservative political groups. he says these are an outrageous abuse of power. it does not only inappropriate but also intolerable. he says i want to review the report offers but the irs should be prepared for it will investigation by the senate finance committee. president obama called reports that the irs targeted groups. he said anyone responsible should be held responsible. this came at a news conference this morning. is the first first lady to become -- to earn a college degree. and influence the has given -- she employs a has been to switch parties. the 13e wife of president as we continue the series. that live at 9:00 eastern. >> next year a special review on human rights in no. 3 will be presented to the united nations with the possibility of the un council taking up issue appeared the u.s. envoy. this is just over one hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for this opportunity robert keen. forecame the special envoy human rights issue in november 2009. this is on the human rights and affairs.
, and independents, as always, split. so getting into the specifics, on the irs controversy, that involves the targeting of tea party groups. more than 6 in 10 say what president obama said about the matter has been completely or mostly true. a majority, 55%, say the irs acted on its own with 37% saying they believe the irs's actions were ordered by senior white house officials. now, there's good news here for republicans, too. some political analysts have warned the gop is in danger of overplaying its hand on these controversies. let's look at the controversy regarding benghazi. polling shows on benghazi, 55% say the obama administration's inaccurate statements about the attack that killed four americans is a very important issue. nearly 6 in 10 say the gop is reacting appropriately. and the drum beat by congressional republicans could be behind a rise in the number of americans who think the u.s. could have prevented the attack in benghazi. 59% feel that way now. up 11 points from last november. okay, so the big picture, we see that there is still a reservoir of good will for president o
fire because treasury department officials were told of the irs investigation a year ago. but tonight, we have learned that some republican members of congress were also told back then. reena ninan joining us from the white house. reena, good evening. >> reporter: the white house officials were first made aware of the irs probe in late april. but insisted president obama wasn't informed then. instead, learning about it when the story broke in the media. white house aide dan pfeiffer says no orders were given to the irs to go after tea party groups. >> bottom line, no communication as far as you know from the white house, to the irs, about this targeting? >> no. absolutely not. whether it's legal or illegal, is not important to the fact that the conduct of the matter. we have to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: senior treasury officials learned of the investigation last year and so did republicans. the chair of the house oversight committee knew of the probe in june. and asked what would be in an irs inspector general's report. >> i knew when we made the allegations a ye
and the outgoing irs commissioner under fire. in his weekly address, president obama tried to shift focus away from the mounting controversies and back to the economy. >> more than anything, the american people make me optimistic about where we're headed at a nation. >> reporter: nothing could overshadow the fireworks on capitol hill friday. when acting irs commissioner steven miller, who tendered his resignation earlier this week, testified. >> we centralized cases based on political activity. >> reporter: he apologized that groups had been targeted for extra scrutiny. the tactic was a foolish mistake, miller said, but not a case of politics. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> reporter: this after the white house trying to tamp down criticism over the response to the benghazi attack, released 100 pages of e-mails and notes on wednesday. and the president came under fire this week for the justice department's widely criticized seizure of journalist phone
hours. the top issue, the irs targeting conservative groups. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are very angry. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the irs is not supposed to so any sort of political by as. bi . political by as. everything from donor lists to facebook posts were requested. 108 applications were approved and 160 were still open. some for more than three years. nearly 30 groups withdrew their applications and some say they were fed up with the process and felt unnecessarily questioned. the irs says no one from outside the agency influenced the way it targeted the tea party and other conservative groups. but some say the irs already leveled when low-level employees were involved and higherups were not aware. >> this is the greatest incompetence i've ever seen or the truth. telling congress >> eric holder will testify about his criminal investigation with the irs. audit when i see you next. >> thank you. >>> 7:16. later this mornings, president obama will speak at a memorial service for law enforcement officers k
this week stack up for a president? our lisa desjardins takes a look. >> reporter: the irs, benghazi, the ap phone records, you know it's been a bad week when you get this question. >> how do you feel about comparisens by some of your critics of this week's scandals to those that happened under the nixon administration? >> reporter: in historic terms, how bad of a week was this? >> it was a bad week for obama. >> reporter: we asked historian alan nicken in hman how the pres problems compare, as bad as watergate? >> i did not take part in or knew about the subsequent cover-up activity. >> reporter: iran/contra. >> an old saying nothing spreads so quickly as a rumor. >> reporter: how about monica lewinsky? >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: okay. so obviously there have been plenty of presidential scandals in the past. you already knew that. let's get past this 101 and dig a little deeper. it is rare, but president obama is not the only president to have faced tr more scandals at once. >> late in his term, truman had a quadruple whammy affecting him. he had scanda
issue. one that should be a wakeup call about the dangers of the new expansive powers afforded to the i.r.s. under obamacare. no government agency, particularly one with such corruption and apparent disregard for the constitution as the i.r.s. has any business accessing or monitoring americans' personal health information. as i speak here today, government bureaucrats are building the federal data services hub, the largest personal information database ever created by the u.s. government and because of obamacare, five midge government agencies are compiling information for the data hub. including the i.r.s., h.h.s., department of justice, department of homeland security and social security administration. what this hub means is government bureaucrats are gaining unprecedented access and power over the american people's financial health, personal information through the implementation of obamacare. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentlelady is recognized for 30 seconds. mrs. black: how can president obama and congressional democrats support obamacare, a law
and outgoing irs commissioner. live coverage of the hearing on c-span 2 at 9 a.m. eastern. you can read the inspector general's report on the internal revenue service online at c- span.org. on the next "washington journal" we will discuss the irs targeting of conservative --ups with republican representative charles boustany from louisiana. ps onepresentative lois cap affordable care act. "washington journal" live at 7 a.m. eastern. >> how do you feel about describing site is in 30 seconds? -- science in 30 seconds? >> added something go from this big kidnapping? if you do this process 10 times, you get the atom. 35 times. we have new instruments -- no instruments to measure that. people like me have been working on a piece of mathematics old string theory, superstring theory to answer that. i tried. is often asked by people that i'm a theoretical physicist, what does your husband actually do question mark -- actually do? i prefer to tell mr. as the following. most people know what a novelist does. they take words and sentences and make characters until stores. being a theorist is the s
to the irs scandal to the doj seizure of phone records from some journalists at the associated press. it puts the president, his administration in a tight spot. forced him to do a lot of explaining.>> misconduct that u inexcusable. it is inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i'm angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior. >> we hold accountable those who have taken these outrageous actions. people have to be held accountable and it's got to be fixed. i'll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. i think we're going to be able to figure out exactly what happened, who was involved, what went wrong, and we're going to be able to implement steps to fix it. i've got no patience with it. i will not tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> well, for each of those public statements there is a host of activity going on behind the scenes. so let me bring in jack quinn, he was white house counsel during the clinton years, a former chief of staff for vice president al gore. thank you for join
, the irs's targeting of conservative political groups. nbc senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has the latest developments. lisa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this official report confirms what conservatives have been saying for a while, that the irs was targeting them. the report says the irs unit responsible was a mess and that some employees were actually ignorant about tax laws. tea party and conservative groups applying for tax exempt status began being targeted by the irs in 2010, the report says, based upon their names or policy positions. the inspector general's report says the inappropriate criteria was used for 18 months in targeting groups for review and resulted in substantial delays on applications and unnecessary information requests. the report quotes irs supervisors as saying no one outside the irs asked that conservative groups get extra scrutiny. the president called the findings in tolerable and inexcusable and directed that those involved be held accountable. >> what's most disturbing is the inspector general could not rule out that the
but three are in critical condition right now. >>> number two, the outgoing head of the irs insists his agency was not playing politics when it allegedly targeted conservative groups applying for non-profit status. steve miller told members of congress friday that giving those applicants extra scrutiny was a "mistake." he said irs employees were just trying to be more efficient in handling what he called a crush of applications after the supreme court's citizens united decision on campaign spending. miller also denied misleading congress about the problem. >>> number three, a louisiana woman is headed to prison for nearly five years after impersonating a federal safety official following the 2010 deepwater horizon oil deal. connie knight was busted after posting fraudulent hazardous safety training after the spill. she was sentenced to 57 months and ordered to pay more than $25,000 in fines. >>> four, a volcano is shooting ash and steam and gas thousands of feet into the air. look at this, the pavlov volcano is one of alaska's most active, started erupting monday. authorities have issue
baucus says he's going to look into the irs targeting conservative political groups which could add to a growing number of panels. on friday the irs apologized for statute nicing the tax-exempt status of groups with titles like tea party or patriot. these actions by the irs are an outrageous abuse of power and a preach of the public's trust. targeting groups based on their political views is not only inappropriate, but it is intolerable. the senate gavels in at 2 eastern beginning with general speeches. at 5 they'll return to debate on the army corps of engineers' water projects. senators are going through amendments to the bill. we'll have live coverage here on c-span2. and at 3:00 eastern on our companion network, c-span, we'll be live with a senate confirmation hearing on president obama's pick for deputy director of the white house budget office, brian deese he'll respond to questions from the homeland security and governmental affairs committee. >> we're a brand new start-up company with one mission, and that's to protect distracted driving accidents that are caused by cell pho
the resignation of acting internal revenue service wednesday steve miller after a government report said the irs targeted conservative groups. the president made the announcement at the white house. >> good afternoon, everybody. proper hi-screened conservative groups apply for tax-exempt be status, and i look forward to taking some questions at tomorrow's press conference, but today i wanted to make sure to get out to allyou doing about this and where we go from here. i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcuse be bl, and americans are right to be angry about it, and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate in this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. and as i said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is that the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust. that's especially true for t
holder says he ordered the fbi to investigate friday, the same date irs publicly acknowledged it singled out certain groups. >> as i think as everyone can agree, it was if not criminal, it was outrageous and unacceptable. but we are the facts to see if there were criminal violations. >> three congressional committees will also investigating the irs. the treasury department accuses irs supervisors in washington of lax management while overseeing field agents in ohio. >>> attorney general holder will also face questions today on other matters including the justice department's gathering of "associated press" phone records. he will face the republican led house judiciary committee. holder says the phone records were part of a probe into national security leaks to put the american people at risk. ap officials say it was an unprecedented intrusion into how news organizations work. >>> the army says the coordinator of a sexual assault prevention program in texas is now under investigation for abusive sexual contact and other alleged misconduct. he is suspended from all duties. the army said a
three times for the white house. the irs controversy will stay in the spotlight this week. the senate on tuesday and the house on wednesday hold hearing into the agency's targeting of conservative groups which applied for tax exempt status. voters in los angeles could make history this week by electing their first female mayor. democrats wendy grueul and eric garcia yetty face off on tuesday. pritsger a major supporter of president barack obama has been nominated by the white house to become congress secretary. her senate confirmation hearing is schedule for thursday. poppy. >> paul, thanks so much. appreciate it. >>> well, president obama, his administration on the defensive over a host of things. how is it all playing out with the american people? we're going to take a look. t sas helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios there was this and this. she got a parking ticket... ♪ and she forgot to pay her credit card bill on time. good thing she's got the c
woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we start with the i.r.s. under fire, with a criminal investigation now under way after reports its audits of tea party and other groups extended to officials in washington.
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, the mandates, the fine print. it is all here. just think about the fact that the irs will be responsible for forcing many of these relations. if we have learned anything this week, the irs need less power, not more. the officials who oversaw the operation for targeting conservatives is now in charge of the irs' obamacare office. you can't make this stuff up. as a physician for nearly 30 years, i have always believed the power and our healthcare system should belong to patients and their families, not politicians and certainly not the tax man. americans should be able to choose the coverage they need at a cost they can afford. the president health care law turns the equation and in many ways our lives upside down. it requires america to buy government approved plans that cover all kinds of services you may not need. instead of keeping your coverage like president obama promised, millions will be forced off the plan they like. instead of the lower cost you were promised, you could pay a lot more. according to new data from the nations insurers, under obamacare, premiums and individual mark
this onference on media reform. ? next a look at the i.r.s. tax exempt unit and the tar getting of groups. . after that a discussion about .s. laws and standards for overseas workers. >> on news makers congressman viss van hollen talks about congressional strategies for dealing with the debt, the different budget plans in the house and senate and future budget cuts related to sequestration. ews makers sunday on c-span. >> as we look around we have to ask how long have there been chinese in the united states. it's a trick question. there were chinese in what would become the united states before there was a united states. for our purposes everything begins in 1776. 13 col anies proposed to be their own country. they have a war and it last until 1783. right after the war was completed in 1783 the following year it was important, one of the first things they did was accepted out a ship out of new york harbor. it was the emporress of china. why was it so important for them immediately upon surviving the war of independence, why was it important for them to go to china? tea. everybody drank it
party is suing the irs. the suit is expected to be filed in the middle of next week and represents more than a dozen groups who claim they were targeted by the irs. just yesterday congress grilled the out going irs commissioner who testified that mistakes were made, not because of politics but to reduce work load. >>> republican lawmakers promised more hearings accusing the agency of being to large. >> it was a surprise reunion for a marine and the dog who helped him keep safe while he was serving in afghanistan. >> it felt very good. >> yesterday the sergeant from wisconsin traveled to iowa to convince state officials that the 4-year-old dog belonged with him. casey had served with him as a bomb sniffing dog while he was stationed in afghanistan. last june she was sent back to the united states and started working in iowa at the state fire marshall's office where the sergeant tracked her down. >> first time i talked to them i said if i could pull this off are you willing to drive here to get the dog? he said i would swim to japan to get my dog. >> because of an 8,500-dollar donati
the irs, benghazi, ap, all of that? we'll take a closer look. we'll also take a look at some of the high profile trials including that of o.j. simpson, the robbery and kidnapping and conviction. he is now trying to get a new trial. we'll take you back to that las vegas hotel room where it all started. and today, graduation day, students at creighton university remember the professor and his wife killed this week. ♪ there's a new way to fight litter box odor. introducing tidy cats with glade tough odor solutions. two trusted names, one amazing product. since aflac is helping with his expenses while he can't work, he can focus on his recovery. he doesn't have to worry so much about his mortgage, groceries, or even gas bills. kick! kick... feel it! feel it! feel it! nice work! ♪ you got it! you got it! yes! aflac's gonna help take care of his expenses. and us...we're gonna get him back in fighting shape. ♪ [ male announcer ] see what's happening behind the scenes at ducktherapy.com. >>> i know it seems that folks down there are more concerned with your jobs than yours. others may get
to go next with its instigation into the irs. the agency faces another capitol hill grilling on tuesday over the targeting of conservative groups. yesterday the agency's former acting chief apologized for what he called foolish mistakes by employees. he denied any political motivation, but lawmakers didn't buy it. they promised the investigation is just getting started. >>> tomorrow marks one month since the manhunt and arrest of dzhokhar tsarnaev. and this morning federal prosecutors say they are going to ask more time to indict the suspected bomber. prosecutors have not said under which exception they will try to apply for an extension. the 19-year-old is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the bombings at the boston marathon that killed three and hurt more than 260. >>> new from overnight, severe weather strikes north texas. just take a look at a twister in young county. this is east of dallas. the sheriff there says it was one of at least three tornadoes that may have touched down last night. one house took a direct hit. so far there have not been any reports of any i
about the justice department's seizure of phone records from the associated press and the irs's targeting of political groups. live coverage on c-span3 and 1:00 eastern time. on friday c-span2 has live coverage of the house ways and means committee hearing testimony from acting irs commissioner steve miller and the treasury department inspector general for tax administration live friday at 9:00 eastern. >> in every society the major buildings reflect the ground out of which they grow so major buildings reflect the philosophical, economic and political situation of that culture at the time. this building does that. this is an eloquent building. it reflects the movement towards secession. it reflects the use of slave labor, it reflects the social turmoil of the posts of war era, it reflects the optimism of the new south in the 20th century and of course it continues to reflect south carolina today. the building was designed to be symmetrical. the original architect with the square tower rising above the roof line. you remember the construction was stopped during the civil war an
as a result of so many people coming on line and places irs. will we find interesting, and write about in the buck is a challenge that the inmate is not unique to mexico, but it is best illustrated by mexico, which is when you talk about free expression people always talk about it in the context of a run in north korea, cuba. the state is actually doing the. in mexico, you know, by all accounts the mexican government is a democracy, yet it is a very sensitive society, and it is censored because people some sense out of year, none of the government, but out of not state actors, in this case the various cartels and violent criminal networks. how you solve the problem of removing fear through technology and so we look at this in the book and explore various ways to encourage an honest reporting, a confidential report networks, and i would be sort of lying if i said there is a silver bullet answer, but this is a great example of what we were saying before. engineers levees as the problems >> think of as a problem of anonymous reporting an anonymous responders. can you construct such a netw
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